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Geography Major: Geospatial Analysis of Environment Concentration, B.A., B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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Advisors: Becker, Feig, Francek, Tian, Zheng

This concentration approaches the study of natural and human-induced environmental processes through applications of geospatial techniques. It prepares students for positions that utilize geospatial technology in environmental analysis.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (12 hours)

 
GEO 210Landforms

3(2-2)

GEO 303Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 308Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

3(2-2)

GEO 334/BIO 334Soil Science

3(2-2)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
BIO 340Ecology

3(2-3)

GEO 335Biogeography

3(3-0)

Core Courses (12 hours)

 
GEO 105Physical Geography

3(2-2)

GEO 120QREnvironmental Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 121Human Geography and Globalization

3(3-0)

GEO 203QRIntroduction to Geographic Information Science

3(2-2)

Required Courses III (3-4 hours)

Select one of the following:
GEO 201Weather and Climate

4(4-0)

Required Courses IV (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

GEL 380WIHydrogeology

3(2-3)

GEO 310Surface Hydrology

3(2-2)

Electives (6 hours)

It is suggested that electives are selected from Geography courses with an emphasis in analytical techniques, including:
GEO 331Land Use Planning

3(3-0)

GEO 500Advanced Cartography

3(2-2)

GEO 503Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 508Applications of Remote Sensing

3(2-2)

GEO 512Quantitative Methods for Spatial Analysis

3(2-2)

GEO 516Advanced Remote Sensing Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 531Integrated Land Use Planning

3(3-0)

GEO 553GIS Operations and Practices

3(3-0)

GEO 575Special Studies in Geography

1-6(Spec)

GEO 591Internship

1-12(Spec)

GEO 597Independent Study

1-9(Spec)

Note: Additional courses at the 400-level or above in Geography, Biology, Geology, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Physics, or Chemistry may be selected with the consultation and approval of a Geography advisor.

Total: 39-40 semester hours